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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum
Open today: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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A must see for any fan of RLS

A small specialty museum, basically one large room, the museum details the life and times of Robert... read more

Reviewed April 17, 2018
jameshowell12
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Liberty, Missouri
Kidnapped in Saint Helena, there must be a treasure nearby

Kidnapped in Saint Helena, there must be a treasure nearby. I grew up dreaming of the south seas... read more

Reviewed December 4, 2017
Cavydad
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Camarillo, California
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Reviewed December 4, 2017

Kidnapped in Saint Helena, there must be a treasure nearby. I grew up dreaming of the south seas and the carribean reading his novels. Long John Silver was a buddy. Visiting here brought the stories and Robert Louis Stevenson to life.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

This small museum is delightful with it's well informed and friendly curator. A hidden visitor's gem in Sta. Elena.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed May 3, 2017

I didn't know much about RLS before our trip to Napa. In less than an hour at this museum, you will know and appreciate this author's life story. The docent was informative and pleasant; knowledgeable without boring you. Looking around without her explanations would not have been that interesting. Also, on the museum website are places RLS visited during his honeymoon in Calistoga. We visited several of them which were great breaks from wine tasting.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Kim K
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Reviewed April 8, 2017

When one reaches a time in life where history and travel holds a deeper meaning, it's deeply satisfying to encounter a museum like the Stevenson. Honestly, I hadn't read Stevenson's works until after my visit (Hey, put down those stones), but if you've been to Scotland or the South Seas, or have an interest in adventurers like the novelist, you'll find the museum (and tour) most satisfying. (Yes, I said that already).

I haven't read the other reviews, but I've a feeling they've covered it all.

All I would add is Presley, the guide, was excellent. She's obviously a huge Stevenson aficionado, and her knowledge of his life & works -- most evident. She handled the waves of new arrivals with a calmness, incorporating them into the existing tour.

The Museum published Silverado Squatters ($12). The artwork is nice, and it helps to support the museum. Free admittance, though worthy of a donation.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

Presley and the staff at the museum are very knowledgeable. There is an amazing amount of personal items and information. Well worth the time!

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Carlene54
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